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Creamy Pineapple Fluff Salad

Guests of all ages will gravitate to this traditional “fluff” salad, chock-full of pineapple, marshmallows and cherry bits. —Janice Hensley, Owingsville, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cans (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups multicolored miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, milk and lemon juice until smooth. Add pineapple and 1 cup marshmallows; fold in whipped topping. Sprinkle with the nuts, cherries and remaining marshmallows. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 161 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • bigval1214
    Apr 1, 2020

    Just made this wonderful fluff salad today ! The only thing I added because we like, was a little coconut. Thank you Janice for sharing, will be sure to be making much more in the future ! Be well !

  • pattygray11
    Jul 17, 2019

    This is a very good and refreshing salad. When using the pineapple does anyone know if it’s 20 ounces total or twi 20 ounce cans. At least our store doesn’t have 10 ounces of pineapple so I’m wondering if I should be doubling the 20 ounces.

  • Mary Ellen
    Apr 19, 2019

    I adore fluff salads. As I was recently making this I thought this is going to be too rich tasting. After it chilled

  • OwlTree
    Mar 18, 2019

    I made a double batch of this a couple of years ago for the 90th birthday party of the mother of a good friend. I added some coconut because she is fond of it. There were over 30 guests present and they ate every bite of it. My friend's mother still requests it for our yearly New Year's party.

  • rm4254
    Nov 11, 2018

    Just my personal preference, but I didn't like this one. Unless you like the taste of straight condensed milk from a can, you probably won't either. The whipped topping did not cut the taste. It was over powering. I added powdered sugar and sour cream. Finally, I added a box of jellow for flavor and changed the recipe to keep from throwing it out.

  • boucha
    May 26, 2018

    My Mom was always known for her Pineapple Fluff

  • Marian
    May 25, 2018

    what's the problem with the milk? There is only one kind of milk in the whole recipe. Why should she have to write the kind of milk twice? Just follow the recipe. It's a very simple recipe and it taste delish. I use to make this years and years ago. The marshmallows taste like whipped cream after they soften.

  • Normakitchen73
    May 25, 2018

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  • mindysmama
    May 25, 2018

    I make this often especially in the hot humid days of summer. I usually add coconut and a large can of mandarin oranges. It is my daughters favorite dessert. I have been making this since I was a young bride I am now 70. Back in the "old days" we didn't have cool whip so I used whipped cream. I have also subbed crushed pineapple well drained if I was out of tidbits. This recipe can be adapted to your individual preferences. Enjoy!

  • Mulinda
    May 25, 2018

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